Destiny 2 Exotics & Location Guide (Nov. 16-20)

You might have already gotten yourself a new Exotic this week in Destiny 2. The weekly reset saw the completion of the Murder Mystery quest, whose final prize was the Destiny 1 fan-favorite Exotic machine gun Thunderlord. That was a pretty good prize, but if you need more Exotics-and who doesn’t-Xur is back this weekend to quench your thirst for golden loot.

This week, Xur is camped out on Titan. You’ll find him on The Rig east of the location where you spawn in, toward the center of the northern edge of the area. Run to the far side of the area and when you come out from the covered portion, turn drop down and turn left. Xur is in the small square building waiting there.

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As always, Xur’s bag of Exotics includes one weapon and one piece of armor for each of the three classes, specifically from Destiny 2’s Year One batch. The weapon this week is Coldheart, a powerful trace rifle laser beam that was previously a preorder bonus for Destiny 2. Its Cold Fusion perk give it a steady beam, and the Longest Winter perk mean it does more and more damage the longer you hold the beam on your target.

Knucklehead Radar is a favorite for Hunters-the helmet maintains your radar even when you’re aiming down sights, which makes it great for the Crucible. Warlocks get Aeon Soul, which grant additional class ability energy to teammates when you use your own class ability, with the gains increased when more people on your Fireteam are also wearing Aeon Exotics. Finally, the Titan helmet An Insurmountable Skullfort start health regeneration when you kill enemies with Arc melee abilities, while also recharging your melee energy.

  • Coldheart (Exotic trace rifle) – 29 Legendary Shards
  • Aeon Soul (Exotic Warlock gauntlets) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Knucklehead Radar (Exotic Hunter helmet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • An Insurmountable Skullfort (Exotic Titan helmet) – 23 Legendary Shards

Alongside the items above you can purchase directly, you can also shell out Legendary shards for Xur’s Fated Engram. This engram is guaranteed to decrypt into a Year One Exotic you don’t already own, making it a good way to fill out your collection if you find Xur’s offerings lacking-provided you can afford it. Make sure you buy it on the character whose class you want the Exotic to match.

Apart from finally taming Thunderlord (here’s how if you haven’t yet), you should be seeing Exotic drops in the world of Destiny 2 carry fewer duplicates. That’s because of Bungie’s last big update to the game, which weighted Exotics you don’t own higher than ones you do for random drops in the world. Duplicates will still drop, but they should come less often. Bungie also has weighted armor duplicates over weapon duplicates, so if you do get an Exotic you already have, it’ll be more likely to be a piece of armor with random perks, which might still be useful. Weapons don’t carry random perks, so you can disassemble those dupes.

There’s also great non-Exotic loot to be grabbed this week in the Iron Banner. If you still need to earn Triumphs and Iron Banner armor and weapons from the event, best to get in there-Bungie has said that Season 4 is coming to an end at the end of November, which means your chances for this batch of Iron Banner stuff will end with it.

Though Season 4 is ending, the start of Season 5 (known as the Season of the Forge) means another batch of new content as part of Destiny 2’s overall Year Two plan. The next expansion piece is called Black Armory, and its due to drop on December 4. It’ll come with new Year Two Exotics, as well as other new gear, a new Raid lair, and a new activity.

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